Upper St. Clair's Chloe Kondrich was featured during Gov. Tom Corbett's budget address on Tuesday.
"She is a bright 9 year old who takes theater classes, plays baseball and is in fourth grade at Eisenhower Elementary School.
"One other thing about Chloe: She was born with Down syndrome," Corbett said.
Corbett asked Chloe and her family—her grandfather is Plum resident and former state representative Ted Kondrich—to attend his address so he could make his promise to them in person.
"I am determined that by the time Chloe, and the thousands of other young people with disabilities, have reached adulthood, they will be able to step into a full and active life as citizens of this state.
"My budget will dedicate $40 million dollars to provide critical services to an additional 3,000 men, women and children with physical and intellectual disabilities. This will allow them to live independently in their homes and communities," Corbett said.
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